Polycycnis annectans Dressler 1977 SUBGENUS Polycycnis

Flower CloseupPhoto courtesy of Patricia Harding.

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Common Name The Linked Polycycnis [refers to this species connection to Kegeliella]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes in dense and very wet forests most often on trunks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elliptic, plicate, petiolate leaf that blooms in the late spring through summer on a basal, pendant, densely brown hispid, 7.2 to 14" [18 to 35 cm] long, 7 to 20 flowered inflroescence with 4 to 5 papery, ovate-elliptic, acute bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977 photo/drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

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